Black and White Room

the power is out

I’ve dissected my brain

neatly labeling the data

~

hoping you’d finally understand

this intense luminosity

~

but my words, imagery

have become

lifeless artifacts

~

outside

the wind howls

I’m the spirit

you’ve never known

~

The Black and White Room

Image: Geo Sans

Inspiration: Frank Johnson & Mary’s Room

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13 thoughts on “Black and White Room

    • different interpretations of blue
      ~
      reasons for reflecting
      on awareness
      ourselves
      and others
      ~
      our inability
      to place our feet
      in another shoe
      ~
      maybe
      we naturally misunderstand
      and
      disconnect
      with others
      ~
      grayscale versions of red

  1. the errant light of the screen
    permeates the barriers of skin
    with resonating symbols
    that jump and jive the beholder
    with the shorthand of electric eels
    walking on land…
    The frontiers of imagination
    or an imagined frontier?

  2. Inspiration: Frank Johnson and Mary’s Room
    “(1) Mary has all the physical information concerning human color vision before her release.” This is a peculiar argument considering that Mary has only data. She does not have “all” the physical information which would include her own experience of color.
    “(2) But there is some information about human color vision that she does not have before her release.” …the actual personal physical experience of it.
    “(3) Not all information is physical information.” This type of thinking creates worm holes in clouds.
    Your poem and illustration say it better…but that was (absurdly) fun Geo

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